1911census.co.uk is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience - regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.
We design the site with usability and accessibility in mind and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website.
This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines helps to make the web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.
This website is built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices.
The complex nature of our search facilities and the historical material presented means there may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and some content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.
Below we detail some of the methods we have used to make this site more accessible.
Access keys used
Access keys are a method which provides keyboard shortcuts to navigate the regularly used parts of the site. The 1911census web site complies with the recommended UK Government access keys standard.
Windows users can navigate with the access key feature by pressing Alt + access key (see list below).
Macintosh users can use Ctrl + access key (not CMD + access key).
Linux users can press META + access key.
Internet Explorer users also need to hit the ‘enter’ key to activate a link.
Opera users need to use Shift + Esc + access key.
Firefox users need to Alt + Shift + access key.
The access keys used on this site are:
- 1 - Search
- 2 - My Records
- 3 - About the 1911 census
- 4 - Help & Advice
- 5 - About us
- 6 - Terms and Conditions
- 7 - Copyright
- 8 - Sitemap
- 9 - Search the site
- 0 - Accessibility (this page)
- a - My account
- b - Buy credits
- c- Contact us
- h - Home
- r – Sign in/register
- s - Skip navigation
The site provides a “breadcrumb” trail above the main content of each page to show users the path from the home page to the current page in the site.
Links are written to make sense out of context. When a link leads away from this site, a new browser window will open. This should be noted in the title of the link.
Any content images used in this service include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes. The exception to this are the images of the original historical documents for which it is not possible to provide fully descriptive alt attributes. For a full description, users should refer to the household transcripts.
Cascading Style Sheets have been used to control the presentation of pages and properly structured markup has been used for content.
If stylesheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read. Relative font sizes are used, which allows users to resize text as needed.
We've done our best to ensure this site is as accessible as possible, but it can happen that accessibility problems arise despite our best efforts. If you find any accessibility barriers that affect or prevent your use and enjoyment of the site, please let us know and we'll do our best to address the problem as soon as possible.
Telephone: 020 3326 4700 (International: +44 20 3326 4700)
Write to: 1911census.co.uk Customer Support, brightsolid, Gateway House, Luna Place, Dundee Technology Park, Dundee, DD2 1TP, UK
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0) (new window)
- Disability Rights Commission (DRC) (new window)
- BBC Accessibility Guide (new window)
- RNIB web access centre (new window)